Bible 322 Return to Syllabus

Introduction to Missions
Mission Methods: St. Paul's or Ours?
Chapters 9 and 10

  1. When did the majority of Paul's teaching of new converts take place, before or after they were baptized?
     

  2. How does modern missionary practice often differ from this and what is the theological problem with modern practice?
     

  3. What were Paul's two requirements for baptism?
     

  4. What is the difference in the way that modern missionaries often appoint leaders for a congregation and the way Paul did it?
     

  5. What was the primary thrust of Paul's qualifications for elders?
     

  6. What is the difference between the number of leaders that modern missionaries often appoint for a congregation and the number that Paul appointed?
     

  7. What is the test that missionaries often have candidates for leadership go through that the local people respond negatively to?
     

  8. What are four negative consequences of the above policy?
     

  9. What does Allen say is the difference between the way that Paul taught right from wrong and the way it is often done in modern churches/missions?
     

  10. What are the advantages and disadvantages of forming a Christian community (for work, school, etc.) on the mission field?
     

  11. What is the difference between the way that discipline is exercised today and the way that Paul taught it should be exercised?
     

  12. What is a cultural difference between an Euro-American view of discipline and a Biblical/Eastern view of discipline?

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